Found November 21, 2012 on
The Last Angry Fan:
Late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s 95-90 win over the Brooklyn Nets, the Lakers were down 84-79 when Metta World Peace nailed a clutch trey to bring the Lakers to withing a basket of the visiting Nets. For some strange reason—or not so strange seeing as it’s the artist formerly known as Ron Artest we’re talking about here— as World Peace was running back upcourt, he gave Brooklyn coach Avery Johnson a bit of a head rub as he ran past the Nets bench. The normally intense Johnson seemed completely indifferent to Ron-Ron’s head rub, although the look on his face suggested he wasn’t too enamored with it either. Avery letting the whole thing go was probably in his best interest, because once you get tangled up in Metta World Peace’s carnival of crazy, it’s awfully hard to get out. And hey, who doesn’t love a nice, relaxing scalp massage from time to time, even if it’s from an opposing player who just nailed a huge three-pointer, and it happens as you’re watching your team blo
BEST OF MAXIM
Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans became the first NBA player to be fined for flopping under the new league rules. Evans will have to pay a $5,000 fine as the league assessed him with his second flopping violation of the season after he used one to draw a personal foul on Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace during Tuesday night's game at the Staples Center. Evans...
Reggie Evans of the Brooklyn Nets just made NBA history. You will probably ask why? Well is the first player in the NBA to get fined for flopping.
Finally the NBA is doing something about flopping. I have been calling for this for the last couple of years. Over the last couple of years players have been flopping way too much. Basketball was turning into soccer. So the NBA is going...
PAST IS THE PAST
Lakers big man Dwight Howard doesn't appear too concerned about a rift that has seemingly developed between him and his former pal, Nets star Deron Williams.
Skip to the 1:43 mark. Clearly Gerald Wallace is trying to get into the Mamba's head but foolish Gerald, tricks are for kids. This is Kobe? Not only does Kobe laugh off Gerald's attempt to distract him but he earned himself the easiest $500 bucks a sure Hall of Famer can earn. Way to go Gerald, way to piss off the Mamba with the game on the line.
Ron being Ron...
Last night’s game between the Nets and Lakers was an entertaining nail biter. It went down to the wire and came down to some freethrows that needed to be made by Kobe.
So Gerald Wallace decided to use some tricks on Kobe and challenge him to shoot them shots with his eyes close.
Kobe didn’t bite, or at least without challenging Wallace back with a bet. Wallace later explained...
Deron Williams may have been more anxious than any other player or coach in the NBA during the whole Dwight Howard saga that took place last season. Williams wanted to play alongside a superstar, which is why he openly stated he was hoping Howard would come to the Brooklyn Nets and also why he strongly considered signing with the Dallas Mavericks. When all was said and done, he decided...
Deron Williams and Dwight Howard were unable to join forces with the Nets or any other team, but both have seemingly moved on.
Kobe Bryant and Gerald Wallace took trash talk to another level on Tuesday night.credit: blogs.ocweekly.com
The Los Angeles Lakers opened the Mike D’Antoni era with a 5 point win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. It’s a solid win for a team who started the year out sluggishly, considering the Nets are thought to be one of the better teams in the league this year.
Reggie Evans became the first player to receive a monetary fine for flopping.
The Brooklyn Nets' winning streak is over, but they still have a chance to equal the best 10-game start in franchise history.
Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson realizes it could be tough to stop that from happening.
Brooklyn will try to rebound from its first loss in nearly two weeks Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.
Looking to win six straight for the first time since...
Coach Mike had knee surgery a few weeks ago, so he’s been hobbled to say the least. But it’s been confirmed that Coach D will be on the sidelines for tonight’s big game against the Brooklyn Nets.
What better game to make a debut in, the Nets are 6-2 and a force. Catch the game tonight on NBAtv, let’s see what fury D’Antoni brings to the Lakers’ bench.
Dwight Howard slams two of his 23 against Brooklyn.
The By The Numbers recap for the Lakers’ 95-90 win over the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center on Tuesday night. The Lakers are now 6-5, and next play at Sacramento on Wednesday night.
The winning percentage of the Nets after the Lakers victory over them on Tuesday. It marks the first time the Lakers have beaten a team over...
Chris Paul and Deron Williams took the blame for recent defeats by their respective teams.
Fault may not matter this time, but one of these star point guards is about to suffer another loss.
Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers will try to beat Williams' Brooklyn Nets on the road for just the second time in 14 tries Friday night.
Paul is vital to Los Angeles' success, ranking...
I cannot think of another player in the NBA that could have done what Metta World Peace did last night during the Los Angeles Lakers come-from-behind win over the Brooklyn Nets. Watch as the artist formerly known as Ron Artest hits a three-point bucket to cut the lead to two, and then casually rubs the [...]